CONTEST: The House That Lou Built by Mae Respicio

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Thank you, Mae Respicio, for sharing your guest post on Monday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read On Writing from the Inside Out: Guest Post by Mae… Continue reading

ON WRITING FROM THE INSIDE OUT: Guest Post by Mae Respicio

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We are excited to welcome Mae Respicio as our guest author today. Mae is the debut author of The House That Lou Built, about a young Filipina American tween who wants to build… Continue reading

What does the F-Word Really Mean? Exploring Feminist Issues with High School Students

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With topics of feminism and the #MeToo movement all over the news, it’s obvious that women have stories to tell. It’s also obvious that your students are being exposed to the idea of… Continue reading

Make ’em Laugh with Elementary Fiction

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I’ll admit, sometimes I get fatigued reading serious, realistic fiction in my free time. It’s just nice picking up a book you know is going to make you smile and will be a… Continue reading

Nonfiction with Lots of Laughs

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Mary Roach introduced me to funny nonfiction. While wandering a bookstore, I saw a book titled Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers on the new paperback nonfiction table. Even the title made… Continue reading

WARNING! You May Die of Dysentery

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          As a child of the 90’s, I cannot help but feel nostalgic when coming across The Oregon Trail: Choose your Own Trail series by Jesse Wiley. This series is… Continue reading

Contest: Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness by Anastasia Higginbotham

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Thank you, Anastasia Higginbotham, for sharing your guest post on Monday. If you missed it, we highly recommend taking a moment to read NEED TO KNOW: I Made a Book About Whiteness. At… Continue reading

NEED TO KNOW: I Made a Book About Whiteness. At First, I Was Scared to Read It to Kids: Guest Post by Anastasia Higginbotham

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Some scary issues today have children asking many questions. Older students can find much in the way of explanation, but the problem is how to explain these issues to younger kids.  Today we… Continue reading

Book Review: The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid

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The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for The World’s Most Adventurous Kid isn’t your regular travel book. Yes, it starts off with a packing list that includes things like sun protection and reusable water… Continue reading

Immigrants and Refugees

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With the issues of immigrants and refugees in the news so much lately, young readers have lots of questions about what is happening in our communities, our country, and our world. Here are… Continue reading